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24 Feb 2004

Insulin resistance
I have recently been diagnosed as being insulin resistant my doctor put me on glucohage but took me off later..

Is there anything i should and shouldnt eat?

Ive been told to eat every 3 hours but i cant!

I normally eat just once a day at night and eating every 3 hours seems a lil much for me.. is this absolutley nessecary??
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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Sara
It is vital that you consult a clinical dietitian (check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to sscharf@nhcltd.com or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area), to work out a diet for your condition. Diet is the prime factor in the treatment of insulin resistance and you need some help getting used to what and how much and when to eat. Eating only once a day and that at night, is NOT a good idea. I would suggest that you consult the dietitian and then start off by eating at least 3 meals a day. Once you are used to this, you can start having small low GI snacks in between the main meals.
Best regards
DietDoc
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